Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester
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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic
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Mental Health Resources on Campus
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Preparing to Apply to Study Abroad
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Financial Aid Application FAQs
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Transitioning Back to Virtual Classes
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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College
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What Are Students Doing?
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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought
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Meet Zophia!

10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester

When I was comparing options for college a few years ago, I always wondered what made each school truly special—in other words, the things each school offered that I couldn’t find anywhere else. After 2.5 years as a Yellowjacket, I’ve discovered even more of those qualities here than I knew about when I applied. While[…]

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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic

As the New Year begins, I recently started reflecting on my New Year’s resolutions. Towards the end of 2019, I was thrilled a new decade was soon to commence. So, in honor of 2020, I settled on 20 random goals to accomplish during the year—from trying out new activities to focusing on personal growth—and while[…]

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Mental Health Resources on Campus

Given that the pandemic has worsened many (most?) peoples’ mental health, I thought it would be good to share the mental health resources available on campus. There are many options for students to get help and support, no matter the struggles they are facing. University Counseling Center The University Counseling Center (UCC) is above University[…]

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Preparing to Apply to Study Abroad

I know it’s hard to think about now, but one day study abroad programs will be back up and running! In the meantime, you can start contemplating studying abroad in college. I was surprised by how much goes into applying and getting ready to study abroad. It’s definitely not something you decide to do last-minute[…]

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Financial Aid Application FAQs

Hello, Rochester undergrads! For those of you who are aid applicants, you may already know that you can get started on your application for the 2021-2022 academic year. But, you may ask, what exactly does that entail? What documents do I need to submit, and what information do I need to have available to make[…]

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Transitioning Back to Virtual Classes

This semester has been unlike any other. You’re probably sick of hearing that, but the University of Rochester has adapted to the situations best it can. A sense of normalcy has been returned through a hybrid of in-person and online classes for most of the semester. Some students have elected to complete the semester fully[…]

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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College

  Okay, I’ll start off by saying that maybe as a French major I’m a little biased. But I wouldn’t be studying French here if I didn’t love it! Nearly three and a half years into my time in college, I just keep finding more reasons to be thankful for my major. Of course there[…]

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What Are Students Doing?

You may be wondering what students are doing with their time now that college life has changed dramatically. What do we do when we can’t go to our friend’s dance performance or go to parties? Here are some examples of activities U of R students are keeping busy, active, and social while staying safe. Apple[…]

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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought

If there was one thing I was not prepared for prior to coming to college, it was the amount of diverse people I would meet. I come from Omaha, Nebraska. In-comparison to high school, I found the University of Rochester to be extremely diverse along racial and ethnic lines. Yet, from my experience, the student[…]

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Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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